Alphabet’s (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) Google and Lenovo (NASDAQOTH:LNVGY) recently launched the Lenovo Mirage Solo, a $400 stand-alone headset that runs Google’s Daydream VR platform. They also launched the Lenovo Mirage camera, a $300 point-and-click camera for capturing 180-degree VR content.

The Mirage Solo is the second stand-alone VR headset to be launched this month after Facebook’s (NASDAQ:FB) Oculus Go. These two headsets might initially seem similar, but they’re actually quite different.

Lenovo’s Mirage Solo and Mirage camera. Image source: Lenovo.

At $400, the Mirage Solo costs the same as an Oculus Rift with Touch controllers. However, the Rift also needs to be tethered to a decent gaming PC, which costs at least $500 to $1,000.

The Rift also needs to be synchronized to external sensors. The Mirage Solo targets consumers who want a better VR experience than what’s found on phone-based headsets, but don’t want to be tethered to a gaming PC. Read more from…

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